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Sanchez's control returns

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After two starts with less than impressive control -- 12 total walks in 10 innings -- Jonathan Sanchez got an earful from the Giants' coaching staff.

On Wednesday, Sanchez took the mound against Arizona, and even though he didn't have his best stuff, he walked only two, he struck out seven, and he toughed out six innings of three-run ball. That was good enough to get the win in the Giants' 4-3 victory at AT&T Park.

Sanchez gave up six hits, including a homer by Henry Blanco. The bullpen then followed with three scoreless innings, and the only baserunners allowed came on a walk and a hit given up by closer Brian Wilson.

Wilson still earned his 12th save of the season. He has thrown 10 scoreless innings in a row, going 3-0 with seven saves in that span.

Sanchez, even with an imperfect evening, was the bigger story, though, because of his recent erratic outings. He is among the league leaders in walks, and the Giants would like to see those numbers come down a bit.

He got some offensive help Wednesday from Aubrey Huff, back in the third spot in the order. Huff hit a solo homer in the fifth inning. Miguel Tejada, back in the lineup after a night off, drove in a run and scored a run as San Francisco earned its fifth consecutive victory.

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